Today is Friday The 13th. Many will go through the day not giving the day any more thought than what choice of underpants to wear; but for some Friday the 13th will induce a fear so strong that they would not even consider getting out of bed, or even travelling, Costing business’s millions.
Friggatriskaidekaphobia as it is known, is a relatively new superstition, at least in human terms, as we have always held a fear for almost everything. (I used to know a fully-grown man that would run at the sight of wire wool)
The first recorded reference to Friday the 13th being unlucky according to my brief research, in the English language, occurs in Henry Sutherlands Edwards 1869 biography of Gioacchino Rossini, with no reference prior to that.
The Government are going through their manifesto like guano through a goose, making sure they are ticking all the boxes, to be seen, being Government.
It is almost like some kind of obsession a “bucket list” if you will, to be rectifying everything the previous administration screwed up or as the previous administration would have you believe, didn’t.
Now I am all for change, but I am certain that there has to be a pace to any change. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Take time for all things: For great haste makes great waste”.
We have already seen evidence of haste when the GSD declared the new airport opened and ready when that was not the case (I do personally agree we needed a new airport, but that’s another story).
In the modern world, we need to start seeing results yesterday. We need the instant fix and be dammed with the consequences. I am a staunch believer in the quality of a product but quality has a price it requires time.